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Securing External Drive

by nickclark567 / August 21, 2007 7:38 AM PDT

Hi! I have an Elements by WD 400GB external hard drive. I have a small hard drive in my laptop, so I keep most of my information on this drive. I'd like to share it off of my desktop computer so I can access my files from anywhere in my house, but don't want the rest of my family messing with my drive. Is there a free program to secure the drive, or even a Windows utility? I'm running Windows XP Home SP2 on the desktop and laptop. Thanks for your help!


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Why not use what XP supplies?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2007 8:31 AM PDT

It has file ownership, permissions and more. Why complicate what XP supplies with more software?


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by nickclark567 / August 21, 2007 8:39 AM PDT

Sorry for being such a noob, but how do I do that?

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Here's a primer on NTFS permissions...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2007 8:51 AM PDT
In reply to: How?
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